SOLD – Tinted wood coffee table bar, 1970/1980


What I like

I like the simple but refined shape of this coffee table, a simple rectangle but with folded edges, the beauty of its geometric decoration, enhanced by the cabinetmaker’s use of the new creation of Alpi company : the reconstituted tinted wood pannels. I like the shimmer of the reconstituted tinted wood, this very particular use of colors, which the designers of Memphis will take up at the same time.

I love that this table is ahead of, or at the very least at the forefront of precious Italian taste. This polychrome decoration, this cavity forming a bar, brings a great gaiety to any interior, and a free and very refined state of mind.

The practical side of the bar opening in the middle is a feature of the Italian tables of this period, in the suite of Willy RIzzo for Mario Sabot.

Technical description

Italian coffee table bar, circa 1970-1980

Table with rectangular top, slightly folded edges, inlaid decoration with polychrome geometric decoration and reconstituted wood tinted in various shades (sand, beige, various greens, yellow, orange, old pink) drawing two rectangular windings; it rests on a rectangular section base in black melamine, the sliding top in two parts revealing a dark tray of mirrors, serving as a bar. The Alpi Company created new pannels of reconstituted tinted wood in the 70’s and 80’s in Cantu.

Small wear, especially on the corners of the base. A restored shine. The mirror at the back of the bar slightly pitted.

Dimensions and weight

Height: 35 cm – Width: 125.5 cm – Depth: 75.5 cm

Weight: 30kg

Mix & Match

This table is a painting turned into furniture, a symphony of colors: I think it can bring a grain of refined madness to a set in mahogany or gilded wood with fairly rigid shapes from Louis XVI to the Empire. Of course, we will give it all its space by combining it with white furniture, in particular basic furniture from the 1980s to the current years. To light it up, place the lamp by antoniofelice botta next to it, or dare to combine it with the pair of Daum crystal abstract lamps, from the 1960s but equally refined.

It will happily light up the Danish waxed oak living room of the 60s by Jensen & Sonner, but will play with the full range of its palette with the Space Age swivel armchairs, bright red.

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The artist

The creator of this table is in harmony with the colorful exuberance of Memphis, perhaps tempered in its form. In any case, he understood that one could be refined and cheerful in his choice of color: what matters to him is to make a table that is very well made, but completely new in its decor. And what beauty is this decor so original! Long live the 1970s/1980s! He used the newly created product of the Alpi company located in Cantu, near Milano : the reconstituted tinted wood.

The editor

I don’t know the publisher, but it seems to be a rare piece of furniture, produced in a limited series, which I really appreciate. In addition, the design of the reconstituted tinted wood pannels is beautiful.

A beautiful authentic coffe table at a fair price

This coffee table forming a bar has been carefully selected for its aesthetic qualities, its originality and its fair price. Our choice favors above all the acuity of the design, guarantee of a valorization of your new acquisition in your interior and of an ability to dialogue with your furniture, to agree and to mix to create a unique decoration.

Buying vintage furniture is a reasonable investment, and it saves our planet’s resources!

Additional information
Weight 30 kg
Dimensions 125,5 × 75,5 × 35 cm


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Dominique de Paillerets is passionate about objects and art. He likes to combine Design furniture from the 70s and the 18th century, in the spirit Combining refinement and the spirit of the seventies

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